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Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee, back, questionable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 4. The full practice indicates that Graham will be able to play against the Jets.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 4. Gronkowski was limited last week, but should have a bigger role this week. We won’t feel completely comfortable starting him until Tom Brady returns in Week 5.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Saints TE Josh Hill (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Jaguars TE Ben Koyack (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Vikings TE David Morgan (knee) missed practice again Friday.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. ASJ might see a good amount of snaps in his first game with the Jets since Eric Decker is out.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (elbow, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4. This is a new injury for Thomas, but he seemingly played through it last week, so we expect him to suit up in London. However, Gus Bradley said that he’s a game-time decision. Set those alarm clocks.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Seahawks TE Nick Vannett (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 4. Walker is a game-time decision. The Titans play early on Sunday.

Bills place WR Sammy Watkins on injured reserve

Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:46pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

The Bills made a difficult decision on Friday as they placed Sammy Watkins on injured reserve, and immediately addressed the loss at receiver signing free agent Justin Hunter.

Watkins has been battling pain in his surgically repaired foot since the season opener at Baltimore. He played just four days after the opener in the Bills Thursday night game against the Jets on Sept. 15th, but has not been on the practice field since.

The team's decision to shut Watkins down was anything but surprising. Head coach Rex Ryan said on Friday that he had "major concerns" that Watkins foot problem could be a long term issue.

Related players: Robert Woods, Greg Salas, Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter

Fantasy Impact:

Watkins can potentially return in Week 12, so he's droppable in most formats without an injured reserve slot. He's worth a stash in leagues with big benches, but the chances of Watkins coming back in Week 12 or Week 13 and being a big fantasy asset seem pretty slim. It's not out of the realm of possibility, however. In the meantime, Robert Woods seems to be the best bet for weekly PPR production in the Buffalo receiving corps. He caught six passes for 51 yards on eight targets last week, but historically hasn't shown much of a rapport with Tyrod Taylor. The loss of Watkins is a big blow to Taylor's 2016 fantasy stock, though he'll occasionally put up a big game given his explosive running ability and propensity to throw the deep ball. We wouldn't get too excited about Justin Hunter, though the change of scenery might be good for him. Once Salas gets healthy, he could be a PPR option, a la Cole Beasley.

Schefter: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will play Sunday night

Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:03pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Despite being listed as questionable (knee), Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles will make 2016 season debut Sunday night in Pittsburgh, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

We don't see this as a big downgrade for Spencer Ware, since the Chiefs are likely to ease Charles in with a small workload at first. Charcandrick West is dealing with an ankle injury, so it's conceivable that Charles takes over his role and sees 7-10 touches on Sunday.

Jets WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is out for Week 4, has partial tear in rotator cuff

Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:17pm

Kimberly A. Martin - [Full Article]

Jets WR Eric Decker IS OUT vs. Seahawks. He has a partial tear in his rotator cuff.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not clear how long Decker will be out, but the team has called him "week to week," and the Jets don't have their bye until Week 11, so he may miss a few games. Our injury expert, Russell Manalastas (@russmanalastas) said: "Will likely be week to week, could probably get an injection to help inflammation. Likely will come down to pain, most who have partial cuff tears can function as soon as pain is resolved." Quincy Enunwa has seen 25 targets through three games and was targeted 11 times in Week 3 against the Chiefs. This is a tough matchup against the Seahawks, but as the Jets' secondary receiving option, he should be able to post a solid yardage total, especially if he's playing in the slot matched up with Seattle CB Jeremy Lane. Brandon Marshall also gets a bump due to a likely increase in usage. The Jets may deploy rookie Robby Anderson to the right side of the formation to let Marshall work on the left side, away from Richard Sherman.

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